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Job Opportunities

Greyston is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating equitable employment opportunities for all individuals. All qualified applicants receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Why Greyston? At Greyston, we create thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open Hiring, which means we provide employment opportunities to people regardless of their background or work history, while offering them the support necessary both to succeed in the workplace and to thrive in the community. With our history as a social justice pioneer, Greyston is recognized as one of the country’s leading social enterprises that provides individuals opportunities for employment. Our philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential. With tremendous interest in socially responsible business and growing awareness of the massive economic dysfunction driven by poverty, recidivism and a lack of job opportunities for people with barriers, Greyston is poised to capitalize on these factors by launching the Center for Open Hiring as a focal point for generating and measuring social innovation impact.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, prescription and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flex Spending, Commuter Benefits and Employee Assistance Program.

EEO Statement: Greyston is committed to creating equitable employment opportunities for all individuals. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply: Send resumes to jobs@greyston.org.

Current Opportunities

The Vice President is the entrepreneurial leader that will grow The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston (The Center) over its next phase to become a hub of human capital innovation and a thought leader in the inclusive economy. As the head of The Center, the VP leverages all Greyston’s resources and 35-years of experience with Open Hiring, to provide services to partners and clients at The Center. Because of the VP’s strong understanding of human capital management and commitment to creating an inclusive economy, the VP will work with key decision makers at other organizations to advance the practice and drive adoption of Open Hiring. This role will lead the delivery of strategic projects by leveraging relationships across a myriad of public and private organizations. Through an entrepreneurial mindset, the VP will identify all opportunities to maximize the impact and profitability of The Center and be responsible for driving design and prioritizing execution of all services.

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership of the Center for Open Hiring at Greyston (The Center) to ensure delivery of best in class Open Hiring practices, offerings, and services.
  • Develop and execute the strategies for The Center to maximize our impact, including a fundraising and sustainable financial operating model.
  • Develop The Center for annual budget and align investments, staff, and other resources necessary to implement strategies and achieve impact goals.
  • Oversee The Center for Open Hiring initiatives for Greyston.
  • Serve as one of the organization’s spokespersons in promoting the organization and its mission.

Provide overall leadership of The Center to Open Hiring to ensure the delivery of best in class Open Hiring practices, offerings and services.

  • Foster and leverage relationships to build a pipeline of business for the expansion and adoption of Open Hiring across multiple industries.
  • Develop The Center’s organizational goals and KPI’s aligning funding, staff, and other resources necessary to implement strategies and achieve impact goals.
  • Refine, scale and support the national and global uptake of the Open Hiring Model through providing pathways for learning and innovation.
  • Build a community of OH practices through strategic partnerships with other organizations.
  • Ensure that The Center serves as a catalyst for economic inclusion and social equity through the design, measurement, and refinement of Open Hiring methods, sustainable business practices, and innovative provision of essential community programs.

Develop and execute the strategies for the Center for Open Hiring for Greyston to maximize our impact, including product design, operations and marketing.

  • Achieve or exceed revenue, funding, and profit targets.
  • Lead the design the ROI and SROI model to ensure business performance and community outcomes are being achieved, as well as use the information to further promote the use and adoption of the Open Hiring Model by other organizations.
  • Develop an overall marketing plan to position The Center as the global leader in changing traditional hiring practices to give opportunities to people that would otherwise be denied the chance to be self-sufficient.
  • Direct the building of an effective training curriculum and materials utilizing of media sources in order to train, coach, and mentor business professional’s interest in implementing the Open Hiring model in their organizations.

Develop the Center for Open Hiring annual budget and align investments, staff, and other resources necessary to implement strategies and achieve impact goals.

  • Lead and support the success of all direct reports in establishing, executing, and achieving annual SMART goals that further Greyston’s mission and vision.

Lead Business Development at The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston.

  • Develop a business development strategy for attracting new clients and partners to The Center.
  • Drive execution of multiple initiatives by using strategic thinking, strong communication, and dynamic problem solving skills to “connect the dots” between projects. Actively engage with initiatives leads and others to manage ground-level delivery of deadlines as defined by the initiative owners, and identify and plan mitigation for cascading impacts when changes occur.
  • Manage administration of all major project deliverables.
  • Serves as a thought partner with CEO and other key resources to facilitate problem solving.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a constructive working relationship with relevant functions such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, IT, etc.

Serve as one of the organization’s spokespersons in promoting the organization and its mission.

  • Actively promote through speaking engagements, articles, and social media the Open Hiring Model and The Center with the goal of having Open Hiring become common lexicon to every organization.
  • Serve as an outside consultant and partner with other organizations to promote the Open Hiring Model.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to simplify complex problems, work succinctly with others, and be able to navigate political landscapes.
  • Experience with Impact Hiring, consulting and Human Capital Management
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to construct new and innovative solutions for complex and varying problems.
  • Commitment to Greyston’s code values, mission, and program with an approach that is consistent with the foundation’s guiding principles and holding self to the highest ethical standards.
  • Skilled in building partnerships to achieve strategic initiatives and attain organizational goals.
  • Strong influence skills and ability to work successfully with peers; a true team player.
  • Experience creating program budgets and delivering on measureable outcomes.
  • Proven verbal, written and presentation skills, i.e., clear, succinct, and compelling writing style.
  • Ability to lead while being part of an integrated team, including the ability to develop talent and build a high performing team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and function within a dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, demonstrated ability to lead teams through a complex and ambiguous task.
  • Proven track record of driving a stringent project management function in a large and complex environment.
  • Project management experience including design and hands-on delivery.
  • Ability to be independent and work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers, such as language and culture.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude.

Experience:

  • Ten+ Human Resources or operations experience
  • Five plus years not-for-profit experience a plus
  • Proven track record of business development or consultative sales a plus.
  • Experience with a $20+ million company a plus
  • Working poor and poverty subject matter expert a plus

The Vice President of Marketing plays a key role in managing and directing marketing policies, objectives, and programs for all products and services for the organization.  The VP of Marketing directs and develops the marketing, branding and communications strategies for Greyston including the business plans to accomplish enterprise-wide objectives, building, and managing the brand to donors, customers and strategic partners.  This position will develop expertise in promotion of a hybrid organization and oversee all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing marketing, branding and communications strategy to deliver on all organizational goals.  The VP of Marketing will own advance the globally recognized Greyston brand, ensure adherence to brand standards, and serve as the point person between Greyston and the media.  Specific responsibilities will include working with as part of the executive management team to ensure the best possible service and effective communications to the customer for Greyston’s Bakery products and The Center for Open Hiring at Greyston.

 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership of the Greyston Marketing Department to drive Bakery sales, donor growth and build on Greyston’s 35-history as a social justice pioneer.
  • Manage all Greyston communications including social media, web, print and multi-media servicing all stakeholders including key donors, major customers, internal team and Board of Directors.
  • Develop the Marketing Department’s annual budget and align investments, staff, and other resources necessary to implement strategies and achieve impact goals. Create a three to five year growth plan to build current product lines and customer revenue.
  • Oversee the marketing and promotional initiatives for all Greyston activities.
  • Act as lead on public relations efforts and develop a communications strategy to support business objectives and promote the organization and its work.
  • Serve as one of the organization’s spokespersons in promoting the organization and its mission.

Core Tasks & Timing for Key Responsibilities:

Provide overall leadership of the Greyston Marketing Department to drive Bakery sales, donor growth and build on Greyston’s 35-history as a social justice pioneer.

  • Provide executive management with guidance on marketing and communication strategies to promote and support all Greyston enterprise-wide activities.
  • Provide leadership and support for the design, development, and implementation of products and service lines to support the long-term Greyston 2020 growth vision.
  • Develop and execute the strategies for Greyston’s Marketing Department to maximize our impact including building a more powerful brand for Greyston Bakery by growing existing product sales and creating a new brand for The Center for Open Hiring™ at Greyston that can attract leaders across the business and non-profit spectrum.
  • Direct implementation and execution of marketing and service policies and practices and serve the needs of the VP of Development and the Director of Sales at Greyston Bakery.
  • Upgrade systems and process performance.
  • Build, develop, and manage marketing and customer service team capable of carrying out needed marketing and service strategies at Greyston Bakery and The Center for Open Hiring™ at Greyston.
  • Develop the Marketing Department organizational goals and KPIs aligning funding, staff, and other resources necessary to implement strategies and achieve impact goals.
  • Lead and support the success of all direct reports in establishing, executing, and achieving annual SMART goals that further Greyston’s mission and vision that also includes Bakery profits.

 

Manage all Greyston communications including social media, web, print and multi-media servicing all stakeholders, including key donors, major customers, internal team and Board of Directors.

  • Develop and maintain the messaging that will effectively communicate Greyston’s mission and vision to maximize our impact with clients, customers, and donors.
  • Oversee all customer-facing content that the organization disseminates to the marketplace.
  • Ensure marketing communications are coordinated across all Greyston entities.
  • Produce and publish mass communications and email blasts and marketing campaigns.
  • Produce and publish a monthly Board of Director communication and internal newsletter.
  • Create new internal/external communication strategies that are consistent, timely, and relevant and promote work across the organization, and which engage and inform current and potential supporters in Greyston’s mission.
  • Grow online supporter base and traffic that promote Greyston’s Mission, Products and Programs.
  • Ensure that the corporate website clearly communicates the work of the organization and that it engages users by providing up-to-date information about Greyston’s mission, Bakery, products, and programs.
  • Manage Greyston.com and Greyston.org websites and all social and media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Wikipedia.

 

Develop The Marketing Department’s annual budget and align investment, staff, and other resources necessary to implement strategies and achieve impact goals.  Create a three to five year growth plan to build current product lines and customer revenue.

  • Identify new customer/channels to expend revenue and develop future products for sustained growth through a detailed strategic marketing plan.
  • Prepare and maintain financial projections to maintain adequate funding of all initiatives and to ensure strategic needs of the Marketing Department are being met and planned for.
  • Refine core messaging to ensure organizational consistency in all aspects of communication, including development, organizing and education.
  • Oversee and direct market research, competitor analyses, and customer service and retention monitoring processes and initiatives.

 

Oversee the Marketing and promotional initiatives for Greyston

  • Develop annual multi-channel marketing, branding, and communications plans in support of organizational strategy and objectives including building a more powerful brand for Greyston Bakery.
  • Design and executive marketing campaigns, including product development, communication plans, packaging and promotions.
  • Track and pilot brand advertising and spending in accordance with allocated budgets and business performance.
  • Collaborate with the VP of Development to support event activities including an annual Greyson Gala.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Sales and Director of Marketing at the Bakery to support event activities including all conference attendance.

 

Act as lead on Public Relations efforts and develop a communications strategy to support business objectives and promote the organization and its work.

  • Develop and lead public relations strategies that support organizational initiatives and build brand and though leadership awareness.
  • Serve as a thought partner with the CEO on the positioning of the organization in the inclusive hiring and social enterprise ecosystem.
  • Create annual media and event strategy to further establish Greyston as a thought leader in the inclusive economy and social enterprise system.
  • Create a process for timely and productive response to current events to further drive donations in support of our mission.
  • Work with the sales and development departments to maximize the value of Public Relations generated by Greyston with measurable metrics for each significant Public Relations activity.

 

Serve as one of the organization’s spokespersons in promoting the organization and its mission.

  • Advocates on behalf of the organization’s brand with external stakeholders and the media across all communication channels and vehicles.
  • Work with media outlets to publish timely company information, such as press releases, brochures, and other materials.
  • Serve as the point person in relationships with media outlets to leverage Greyston’s position in the marketplace.

 

Experience:

  • Ten plus years Marketing/Branding experience with a track record of building revenue growth, increasing market share and customer value in the consumer package goods space.
  • Strong Communications/Public Relations and Social Media experience preferably in consumer package goods.
  • Demonstrable experience designing and implementing successful marketing campaigns
  • Not-for-Profit and/or Bakery marketing experience a plus

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to simplify complex problems, work succinctly with others, and be able to navigate external political landscapes along with managing within a matrixed organization.
  • Must have experience and a proven track record of taking a business with high growth and creating new revenue streams, new products, and targeting new customer/channels.
  • Strong executional skills with the ability to meet and executing towards increased sales in the consumer package goods/food service industries including groceries/specialty stores and mass merchandisers.
  • Excellent social media skills with a demonstrated track record of growing sales and market share through various social media channels.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to construct new and innovative solutions for complex and varying problems; exceptional problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Commitment to Greyston’s core values, mission, and programs with an approach that is consistent with the Foundation’s guiding principles and holding self to the highest ethical standards and skilled in community leadership, both internally and externally, to build partnerships, achieve strategic initiatives, and attain organizational goals.
  • Ability to lead while being part of an integrated organization, including the ability to develop talent and build a high performing team and strong influence skills and ability to work successfully with peers; a true team player.
  • Experience creating program budgets and delivering on measurable outcomes.
  • Proven verbal, written, written and presentation skills (i.e., clear, succinct, and compelling writing style) with the ability to distill complex concepts into positioning/messaging that is meaningful and impactful to varied constituent groups.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and function within a dynamic and challenging environment and excellent organizational skills, demonstrated ability to lead teams through a complex and ambiguous task.
  • Ability to be independent and work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers, such as language and culture; must be a motivated and self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude.

 

 

Under the direction of the Director of Workforce Development, the Staffing & Recruiting Job Developer is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business relationships with various businesses in the community in order to make solid job placements with the participants in Greyston’s Workforce Development Training Program.  As the Staffing & Recruiting Job Developer, you will take the lead in the development of new business relationships and opportunities that support and increase our Company’s awareness of providing work-ready, trained candidates at no cost to the employer. You will also continue to strengthen existing relationships with businesses by knowing their company’s culture and anticipating their upcoming needs in providing them with no cost job placement, retention, and support to both employer and participant.

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be highly knowledgeable about the methods of job development, client placement, and appropriate verification and follow up methods.
  • Must be confident about meeting monthly placement goals/quotas.
  • Confident and effective interaction, communication and documentation with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure client success.
  • Must be able to ascertain employers’ needs and have the ability to promote job candidates in a way that would be appealing to employers.
  • Must be comfortable educating employers about associated benefits of hiring from our program as well as other helpful business practices.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients and coworkers.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizing conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Highly developed communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity, trust and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Mission-driven; passionate about Greyston’s Social Justice Commitment.
  • Relationship management skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Intermediate Microsoft office skills:  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to be able to travel to various clients.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred.
  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style – capable of motivating others.

 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Regularly partners with hiring managers within the community to address and plan for current and upcoming staffing needs.
  • Understands and communicates vital information to the candidate regarding the company that they will be interviewing for, its products and/or services, mission, and culture, in addition to job scope and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for job development, placement, and retention activities Provide weekly reports of job development activities.
  • Ensure effective interaction, communication and documentation with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure client and program success.
  • Make cold calls to potential employers to develop and maintain job bank.
  • Initiate and maintain ongoing personal (including face-to-face) contact with a variety of business and industry representatives to promote job placement for program graduates.
  • Develop jobs and network by attending employer job fairs, workshops, meetings and presentations.
  • Work with participants to create a formal Independent Employment Plan (IEP).
  • Instruct job applicants in presenting a positive image by providing help with personal appearance, interview skills, interview prep immediately prior to scheduled interview.
  • Refer qualified applicants to employers after ascertaining all information pertinent to the job.
  • Conduct necessary follow-up with applicants who are hired and provide constructive feedback to those who interview but are not hired by employer.
  • Maintain effective electronic and hard file documentation for all job development, case management and retention responsibilities; maintain case notes for each client.
  • Provide post-placement follow-up with clients at required benchmarks.
  • Evaluate employers to assess if ongoing business relationships remain viable.
  • Other departmental assignments as needed.

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176 Individuals

Employed Through Open Hiring in 2016

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